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Monte Nido

LAUREL HILL

  • Residential Eating Disorder Treatment

Boston, MA

Monte Nido

VISTA

  • Residential Eating Disorder Treatment

Agoura Hills, CA

Monte Nido

LAUREL HILL

  • Residential Eating Disorder Treatment

Boston, MA

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Find more about our unique approach to eating disorder recovery.

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Monte Nido Laurel Hill

Monte Nido Laurel Hill is located just north of Boston in the New England town of Medford, Massachusetts. Situated in a tranquil home, Monte Nido Laurel Hill provides a healing environment where clients can focus on recovery and regain a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. Clients can step down to one our Monte Nido day treatment programs across the country, including one nearby in Boston.

Monte Nido Eating Laurel Hill is Joint Commission Accredited.

Monte Nido’s treatment approach focuses on the restoration of physiological and nutritional balance, the implementation of healthy eating and exercise routines, the elimination of destructive behaviors and the development of motivation and treatment engagement.

Our objective is to help each client achieve a clear understanding of their eating and/or exercise disorder and its effect on their life, as well as an individualized appreciation of what is necessary for their personal recovery.

We help our clients with the following:

 

  • Eliminate restrictive behaviors and work toward the reduction and elimination of other eating disorder and exercise disorder behaviors
  • Heal their relationship with food while addressing weight, nutrition, exercise and disordered thoughts and behaviors
  • Achieve nutritional, metabolic and medical balance
  • Develop insight into disordered thinking, attitudes and behaviors; the underlying causes of their eating or exercise disorder; and their destructive patterns in self care and relationships
  • Understand the connections between food- and body-related behaviors and emotions
  • Practice appropriate expression of feelings
  • Work toward achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight while learning how to stop using numbers to measure self-worth
  • Improve body image and work on acceptance of natural body size and shape
  • Learn and utilize lifelong recovery skills, such as journaling and self-monitoring
  • Work with families and significant others to identify and modify patterns that may be complicating recovery
  • Develop an effective aftercare plan that includes strategies for relapse prevention and arrangements that ensure a smooth transition to aftercare providers

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A Letter from Monte Nido Laurel Hill's Clinical Director

I believe in treating the individual, not just the disorder; empowering you to connect to a healthy sense of self that will move you toward full recovery. This process can be scary and overwhelming as it can challenge the security your eating disorder may have provided. My goal is to aid you in both learning to trust your healthy self and in aligning with the values that support a new relationship with the world. I have faith that when your struggles are explored without judgment and new skills are integrated into your daily life, subtle yet powerful transformations will occur. These subtle shifts lead to great change and incredible emotional and spiritual growth. This growth is the gift that makes the difficult, yet amazing, journey of recovery so worthwhile and I look forward to partnering with you.

Michelle Felton
Sincerely,
Michelle Felton
MA, LMHC | CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Financial Considerations

At Monte Nido & Affiliates, our goal is to help make treatment accessible and we are committed to working with families to access care. Monte Nido Laurel Hill is in network with Beacon Heath Options. Please see our Financial Considerations page for more information.

Alumni Groups

We are pleased to offer weekly alumni groups at each of our programs. For more information, please contact the program from which you graduated or email stayconnected@montenidoaffiliates.com to find the closest available group.

Treatment Center Staff | Boston, MA

Amanda Mellowspring

Amanda Mellowspring

Vice President of Nutrition Services
Bernie Vaccaro

Bernie Vaccaro

Psychiatrist
Janessa Slatky

Janessa Slatky

Director of East Coast Nutrition Services
Joel Jahraus

Joel Jahraus

Chief Medical Officer
Kaela Edson

Kaela Edson

Program Coordinator
Kristina Hanlon

Kristina Hanlon

Nurse Manager
Melissa Spann

Melissa Spann

Chief Clinical Officer
Michelle Felton

Michelle Felton

Clinical Director
Molly McShane

Molly McShane

National Medical Director

TESTIMONIALS

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The professionals at Monte Nido Laurel Hill in Boston are unique in that they not only provide very effective treatment for eating disorders – they do so in a safe, caring and patient friendly environment. Now, we feel that our daughter’s recovery is at hand. Thank you!

– Dr. L

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I now have a life beyond my eating disorder. I am present in every moment; I get to feel; I get to laugh. I have the freedom to live every aspect of my life. Most importantly, I get to choose!

– S.S.

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I have never experienced such unconditional love, support and more than that hope, a home that is so full of love and care, and nothing but safety.

– A.P.

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As a psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in eating disorders I often need to refer a client for in-patient treatment. My first recommendation when making this type of referral is always Monte Nido.

My experience of working closely with their staff for the past 9 years has given me a great deal of confidence in their ability to treat eating disorders. Their thorough understanding of the complexities involved in the process of recovering from anorexia and bulimia, in conjunction with their unique perspective on healing, offers their clients an opportunity to receive help in an atmosphere where they will given expert medical and psychological care while being treated as individuals who deserve to have their voices heard and their bodies honored. I have worked with many other inpatient and residential treatment programs, none of which, in my opinion, appreciate how nurturing a person’s soul is just as important as addressing the eating disorder behaviors.

While not everyone who enters the doors of Monte Nido may be quite ready to let go of their eating disorder, they all are given a chance to be surrounded by professionals whose intention it is to give them inspiration and a sense of hope that one day they can be recovered and fully embrace their appetites for life’s many delicious treats.

– Erin Naimi, RD Los Angeles, California

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Monte Nido Treatment Center is a safe haven for any individual on the path to recovery from an eating disorder. Within this “mountain nest” my clients have received the individual support, guidance, and nurturing spirit that cultivates a desire to have a more fulfilling life.

– Meg Maginn LCSW Eating Disorder Associates Hauppauge, New York